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Friday, June 5, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #44 - an inspiration challenge

Hello and welcome to another edition of From Courtney's Closet, where I make a card inspired by my daughter's outfits. Make sure and scroll down to the next post for the winners of my anniversary challenge! For this week's card I was inspired by Gina K over at StampTV to pull out my chalks!! In my case they are the Stampin' Up Pastels, and although I love them they had not seen the light of day in quite a long time! Gina showed a different neat technique I'll have to try soon, but for my card I did the good ol' method of stamping the images with Versamark and then rubbing the chalk colors over it with a cottonball. The images are from the old, retired SU set called Grapes. After I did my stamping and chalking, I wet the back of the paper slightly and then wadded it all up for that crinkly look, and then flattened it back out and rubbed lightly over the creases with a dauber inked up with Vintage Photo distress ink. The card was inspired by Courtney's outfit, but the colors aren't really the same, and I don't think it's even grapes on there, it looks more like berries! But that's the great thing about inspiration, it doesn't have to be an exact duplicate! :-) I actually went with the color scheme from the Color Throwdown a couple weeks back - Lavender Lace, Old Olive & Elegant Eggplant. Just love this color combo!! And as you can see, the thing that was making Courtney smile so much in the photo was playing with her Papa, who's visiting from Michigan!! So, I'd love to see how you interpret this outfit into paper! Will you bring in more of the blues of the outfit?? If you give it a whirl, be sure and link back here in the comments so I can check it out! Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great weekend!!
  • Stamps: Grapes and Warmest Regards from Stampin' Up!
  • Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Confetti White
  • Ink: Versamark, Ranger Vintage Photo distress ink, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Pastels, Cuttlebug & Houndstooth folder, Janome Sew Mini & brown thread, CTMH embellies, old SU organza ribbon

15 comments:

  1. I love the crinkled look!!! Super cute outfit :)

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  2. Just gorgeous, Libby! I don't think I've used this technique for a while....I did use my pastels recently to color my acetate card!!! But this looks so cool & vintage-y! Thanks for playing!
    LeAnne

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  3. Great card! I never use my pastels either, but need too. Please share the new technique you learn! I think the crumpling of the paper was the perfect final touch. Thanks again for all the great challenges Libby (and Courtney)!

    Rubber Hugs!

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  4. Ashley in AustinJune 5, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    WOW! Beautiful card Libby. I'll have to try this technique if I ever have time to get my stamping stuff out.

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  5. Libby I really like the aging technique you did over the pastels. Lovely card! TFS

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  6. You've done a beautiful job with the technique, Libby...and what a great picture too!!

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  7. GASP! I'm stunned! What a beautiful card! The colours, the images... wow!!!!

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  8. Great card and I love the chalks on it!

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  9. I love your card - absolutely gorgeous! I made a couple of cards inspired by Courtney's outfit and you can see them HERE. You can pick whichever you like best and consider it my entry for this week's challenge although they all were. I had a great time with this one! ~chris

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  10. Okay, I am giving this one a whirl - I will do your challenge if you give the scrapbook challenge a try *wink*!! I have meaning to do this anyway and this one is stinkin' cute!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  11. Some of my FAVORITE colors! I had to give this one a try. Cat’s Creation

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  12. Didn't think I was going to get to play this week...broke my camera to bits doing a cheer(just kidding) but I did manage a 10 minute project so I didn't break my streak. Sorry it was such a quicky. I am one lucky girl to win last week too. Busy week as harvest is starting but I will email you soon I promise. Here is a little huckleberry tag!

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  13. Wow! Gorgeous, Libby! I've been reading over and enjoying all the posts I've missed. I'm afraid I haven't been a very good blogging friend lately, missing so much. For shame. I'll do better.

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  14. I love the card and am proud to hang it in my craft room!!! Will u call me when u get a chance 252-267-2081 I have a few ?'S to ask about the bag and I can't seem to find your addy!!!

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